The Deputy Leader of Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Madumadawa Aravinda has resigned from his position in the party following an anti-muslim speech given by him at one of the divisional meetings last week.
Muslim Members of Parliament holding Cabinet portfolios or posts of Deputy Ministers and a State Ministers are expected to take oaths and re-assume responsibilities tonight July 29, officials told RepublicNext.
Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka said that the issue of Dr Shafi can be solved within a week.
Muslim Members of Parliament are asking that the minimum age of marriage for women of their community be made 18.
The Supreme Court has fixed July 25 and 26 to hear 12 Fundamental Rights petitions filed by several hundred citizens aggrieved by the Easter Sunday bombings.
The Motion of No Confidence (NCM) brought against the government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was comfortably defeated in Parliament a short while ago by a margin of 27 votes.
The top United Nations official in Sri Lanka, Hanaa Singer, is expressing concern about the growing number of “incidents of hate speech being used in Sri Lanka against ethnic and religious minorities.”